Family time with my children is something that we don’t get enough of, and I know that limited family time will be an increasing trend over time.
This past weekend, we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 10th birthday. Her older sister, who is going to be 20 next month came home for the weekend. Her brother, who will be 19 in May didn’t have school or work on Friday night, so we celebrated by going to a favorite restaurant.
As the three were growing up, we always had dinner together- no matter how crazy our day was, or how obnoxious the teen years were, having dinner as a family was a priority. Our dinner out on Friday was a reminder of those days. As an added bonus, my son got out of work early last night, so we had two family dinners in a row so all 5 of us were there.
Most nights it is just three of us (my husband, youngest and myself) but I hope this bonding time will leave a lasting impression on all of them about how important family is.